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If billionaires can get $1.8 trillion richer during the pandemic, we can afford to make $3.5 trillion of investments in working families over ten years. It’s time to #RewardWorkNotWealth so our economy works for working people, not just billionaires.Pass Build Back Better! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us in honoring Jamie Raskin, Eleanor Clift, Stuart Appelbaum, and Allen Kukovich Sign up at: act.myngp.com/Forms/-6364429598893015040 ... See MoreSee Less
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California Governor Gavin Newsom’s opponent Larry Elders concession statement included a statement that the Right may have lost this battle, but they are determined to win the war. We, in Americans for Democratic Action, are absolutely resolute in our determination to meet that challenge head on. That is why we are sharing these weekly Spotlights with you and why we have been ramping up our efforts to support and expand all-too-slim liberal majorities in the House and Senate. We sincerely hope you will take Elders’ and his ilk’s challenge seriously and help us in this battle.Georgia is your picture-perfect example of the battle ground state. In 2020, it gave us wonderful surprises – Biden, Warnock, Ossoff – and absolute horror – Marjorie Taylor Greene. Rife with election controversy, misinformation and outright lies, it is certain to become the focus of Right Wing and ultraconservative attention. Thus, we turn our attention today to Georgia’s 7th Congressional District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux. Bourdeaux, serving her first term in the House, the only Democratic House candidate in the country to flip a seat previously held by a Republican in the 2020 election and the only Democrat to represent this district since its creation in 1993, is an obvious top GOP target. Her margin of victory in 2020 was only 51.4 percent.Although she characterizes herself as a Blue Dog, she is a former aide to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and has voted in support of President Biden’s agenda 100 percent of the time. She serves on the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Small Business. Pro-choice, she wants to expand health care coverage to more than 4 million Americans. She supported the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program and views teachers and support staff as essential workers who need COVID vaccinations to ensure both their own health and safety and the health and safety of their students. She’s just at the beginning of her tenure but we anticipate much more from her as she fights the conservative naysayers in Congress.Follow the ADA Spotlight on the 2022 Midterm Elections page to stay updated on ADA's electoral activity. act.myngp.com/Forms/-2183963244786352128 ... See MoreSee Less
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On Wednesday, September 22nd, a stellar group of people will come together for ADA’s 74th a 2nd virtual gala. We will join united to thank our honorees, celebrate Americans for Democratic Action’s 75th year and give a rousing send off to our 2022 election activity. The only thing which could make this picture even more perfect is YOU! We know you want to take part and we definitely want your support and participation so please plan to attend. The event itself is free but your additional financial support will help immensely as we plan for a liberal future. Register at: act.myngp.com/Forms/-6364429598893015040 ... See MoreSee Less
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As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for the final sprint to pass the Build Back Better Act, new polling shows deep support among voters for President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.www.filesforprogress.org/memos/bbb-national.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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On September 22, one week from today, Americans for Democratic Action's annual gala -- sadly virtual for the second year in a row -- will take place. This promises to be a truly special event with a stellar cast of honorees and participants. The only thing that will make it more special is YOU. So, please take a moment NOW to register using the link below. Help ADA kick off its 75tth year waging a forceful battle to expand our organizing base to retain and expand liberal participation at all levels of government. It is the best way we can think of to say thank you to our honorees and kick off another 75 years of political activism.act.myngp.com/Forms/-6364429598893015040 ... See MoreSee Less
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If the horrors which took place in Texas last week did nothing else, they underscored the maxim that elections matter. We recognize fully that what took place was the result of state legislative and unspeakable gubernatorial actions, but we also recognize that, if we are not determined in our opposition and with little margin for error, the same thing could happen at the national level.Texas is, in many ways, a different state than in the past. With a growing Hispanic population and increasing Democratic votes, we came closer to victory there in 2020 than at any time in the recent past. That gives us hope but also underscores the need to organize forcefully if we are to build on that momentum.Thus, for this week’s Spotlight, we turn our attention to Colin Allred from Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. The district covers the northeastern corner of Dallas and many of its northeastern suburbs. In 2018, Allred surprised most pundits by defeating11 term GOP incumbent Pete Sessions with 52.3 percent of the vote. In 2020, his margin of victory, in a crowded field, was 52 percent. The district was carried by Hilary Clinton during the Presidential campaign but is still considered marginal and is a top Republican target.Allred, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, played for the Tennessee Titans before getting his law degree from UC Berkeley and serving in the Obama Administration. In Congress, he has earned an 85 percent ADA voting record. He serves on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure and Veterans Affairs. Allred is the first known Member of Congress to take paid paternity leave and now advocates for it as national policy. He is working to raise wages, invest in job training programs and to ensure equal pay for equal work. He believes Citizens United should be overturned and campaign finance reform should be enacted to make our elections fairer. He is working to restore the Voting Rights Act and would like to see election day become a Federal holiday as one way to expand opportunities to vote. He supports a comprehensive approach to police reform by addressing, among other things, systemic racism and bias. We hope you will agree he deserves our support and represents a new vision for Texas which we would all happily embrace.Follow the ADA Spotlight on the 2022 Midterm Elections page to stay updated on ADA's electoral activity. act.myngp.com/Forms/-4129518283810406400 ... See MoreSee Less
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ADA: What You Should Know

View ADA Awards Gala

ADA held a virtual 2021 Awards Gala on September 22nd. View via the links below. We honored: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), progressive ally and champion Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Eleanor Clift, journalist and...

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March for Medicare for All #M4M4ALL

Join ADA Saturday, July 24th in a March for Medicare for All action near you or chip in donation to this effort taking places in 53 cities in 31 states and DC. Click HERE to learn more or help out. #M4M4ALL  

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Expel Rep. Boebert (R-CO)

In light of reports that Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on January 6 directed domestic terrorists to the location of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and on January 12 forced her way past security and onto the floor of the House of Representatives while carrying a gun, Americans for Democratic Action calls upon the House Ethics Committee to immediately convene an inquiry into her actions with the possibility of expelling her from the House of Representatives.

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ADA Convention sets agenda

January 15-17, 2021 ADA activists from around the country gathered via Zoom to share ideas, hear from experts, and set ADA's agenda for progress.

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Congrats to President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris!

PDF HERE November 7. 2020 President-elect Joseph Biden Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Biden Transition Congratulations, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) was proud to endorse your campaign and...

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The American Commentator

Through feature articles, essays, interviews, personal remembrances, and reviews, we seek to promote a stimulating dialogue about liberal ideas and ideals among ADA members and friends.

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ADA Awards Gala Video

Enjoy the video and please make a donation to ADA's work to #DitchMitch and #DumpTrump.  You can also Text ADA2020 to 202-796-2201.

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